Thamnophis sauritus (Linnaeus) – Eastern Ribbonsnake
Thamnophis sauritus (Linnaeus) – Eastern Ribbonsnake

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     Exact locality, based on specimen(s) or photographs examined
     Exact locality, based on literature record believed valid
     Approximate locality based on specimen(s) or photographs examined
     Approximate locality based on literature record believed valid
     County record only, based on specimens or photographs examined
     County record only, based on literature report believed valid
     Type locality
?      Questionable and/or problematic record

Taxonomy: Of the four subspecies recognized for the Eastern Ribbonsnake (Crother et al. 2012), only T. s. sauritus (Common Ribbonsnake) occurs in Tennessee (Conant and Collins 1998). 

Distribution: The Eastern Ribbonsnake has been documented throughout most of West Tennessee and from several counties in northwestern and southeastern Middle Tennessee. 

Museum Records by Counties:  CarrollUSNM 85528.  CheathamAPSU 4318, 19284; LSUMZ 43959, 43961.  CoffeeAPSU 17666.  CrockettAPSU 19454.  GilesLSUMZ 40507.  HardemanUMMZ 134138.  HenryUMMZ 53386.   HickmanLSUMZ 35187.  HoustonAPSU 17546, 17700.   HumphreysAPSU 4322.  LakeAPSU 14002; NCSM 8469; TTU 625A; UL 4318.   MadisonUMMZ 78515.  MontgomeryAPSU 2238, 5322, 5934, 5978.  ObionAPSU 14004.  ShelbyAPSU 12304, 12306, 12309, 14214.  StewartAPSU 200, 202, 542, 632, 634, 662, 908, 966. 

Literature Sources by Counties:  CheathamSmith (2009), Hopkins (2013).  ChesterEndsley (1954).  CoffeeMiller et al. (2005), Neimiller (2005).  CrockettColvin and Dennison (2014c).  FranklinMcCrady and Rodarmor (1967), Cameron and McCrady (1978).  HardemanParker (1948).  HardinEndsley (1954).   HaywoodStanley (2005).  HenryBlanchard (1922).  LakeParker (1937a, 1948).  MontgomeryScott (1967), Scott and Snyder (1968).  ObionBlanchard (1922), Parker (1937a, 1948).  ShelbyParker (1948). 

Questionable and/or Erroneous Records: None. 

Conservation Status: None. 

Posted: 24 July 2009

Latest Revision: 28 July 2014


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